its the way they killed the poor guy that sent a chill down peoples spine. had he been shot or stabbed it wouldnt have been a big deal. n working in afghanistan is risky anyway, how can the govt 'protect' indians in a place like that? 24/7 security?
and as far as the govt is concerned: they're pacifists.....its okay to be upto a certain extent, but they're a bit too much. if u go back to history, u'll see how the english took over india. they initially didnt intend to but they realised the indians dont have the balls to protest even if they did. they came just to trade n they called themsleves the east india 'company'.
it took ages before indians revolted and it took around 90 yrs too get rid of them cuz the activists and extremists didnt get any political backing then.
india will always be pacifistic. what do u expect the land of mahatma gandhi to be? its sad, IMO. and sometimes....i think its right to go to war (read: countries like US are not entirely wrong when they beat the shit out a country and its high time that india showed some attitude.)